Category Archives: Love

No One Wanted To Play With Me

We sat together in the big brown rocking chair, like we always do after school, and talked about her day. Her legs hung over mine, longer than they’ve ever been, reminding me of her growth and the way time flies. Every answer was “I forget” and “I don’t know” unless she was asked a specific…

Why Are You Staring?

I remember sitting cross-legged on the couch and watching TV, in the zone, and feeling eyes on me. Why did she stare at me so much? “WHAT?” “Nothing, I just like looking at you.” Weird, I thought, why did my mother look at me so much, so annoying. Doesn’t she have somewhere else to be?…

I’m THAT Mom

Last week we were invited to a school BBQ, an opportunity to meet the teacher, see the classroom, and mingle with other parents. We received a reminder call the night before, the little voices on the other end reminding us to bring money. I was giddy. You want more money? Ok! Anything! Just let me…

It Ended Perfectly

This weekend I found myself laying on the couch in a boo hoo emotional state after a friend returned home from New York. She had a blast. In a glass. She told me tales of people who had few family obligations, stories of clean houses, talked about wine on patios, and how great it tasted to…

Anniversary Love… Even through the Gulping

I could see him going for a second gulp of his glass and my spine straightened. WHY did he have to drink so loud. Why the gulping? Looking around the room I saw the clothes left by the front door, because where else would you put socks when you come in from outside and your…

Rainy Day Surprise

The rain was coming down in a drizzle and we were enjoying a nice quiet Saturday morning. She had asked if school was today and was disappointed that it was the weekend. She loved school so far and wanted to go everyday. We were expecting my parents for coffee but weren’t ready to get out…

The First Day

Today is the day! My girl got on her new shoes, pulled on her back pack, and raced out the door. Not a minute of hesitation. kindergarten here she comes! The tears were minimal and the pride was intense. Congratulations sweet love! You did it!   Related Posts:I’m THAT MomTell Me This is NormalBack to…

Ready or Not

In three more days our daughter will leave the daycare she has been at for the better part of her toddler years and go to school. My heart is racing. If I close my eyes I can see her running in circles around the playground, holding hands with her bestie, laughing until it hurts, and…

When Your Baby is Going to School

Looking up from under her too long bangs I see a little girl that wasn’t there two weeks ago. A girl who has grown from a toddler with cubby legs and rolls on her arms in to a little girl who runs everywhere, does everything quickly so she can get to the next thing, and…